Fr. Michael Sprauer

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of abusing as many as 20 teenage boys at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility 1972-75. Sued in 2002 and 2003. Sprauer denied the charges. Archdiocese settled with 15 plaintiffs for total of $600K. Suit(s) going to trial in 5/07 against Sprauer and the State of Oregon. Found guilty of abuse of two of three plaintiffs 5/17/07; jury awarded $1.4M in damages. In 7/07 the state agreed to pay $1,050,000 to 14 plaintiffs. Ethics complaint were filed against plaintiff’s attorney in 2012 over his handling of cases; his license was suspended in 8/14 for 90 days.

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